Pro Record: 28-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Team Extreme
Age: 39
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).
Weight: 205 lbs.
Out of: Cinncinnati, OH
Born: Cinncinati, OH
Prior to becoming a full time MMA fighter, Rich Franklin was a math teacher. He started learning submission fighting from instructional videos and then trained with Meat Truck Inc. and then under Matt "The Wizard" Hume. Franklin is currently ranked as a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After having a record of 17 wins and 1 loss, Franklin won the UFC Middleweight Championship on June 4, 2005 against Evan Tanner. His victory led to his being a coach (along with welterweight champion Matt Hughes) on the second season of the reality series, The Ultimate Fighter.

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Rich Franklin's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
11/10/2012 Loss Cung Le UFC on Fuel 6 KO Strike 1 2:17
06/23/2012 Win Wanderlei Silva UFC 147: Silva vs Franklin II Decision Unanimous Decision 5
02/05/2011 Loss Forrest Griffin UFC 126: Belfort vs. Silva Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/12/2010 Win Chuck Liddell UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin KO Strike 1 4:55
09/19/2009 Loss Vitor Belfort UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:02
06/13/2009 Win Wanderlei Silva UFC 99: The Comeback Decision Unanimous Decision 3
01/17/2009 Loss Dan Henderson UFC 93: Franklin vs Henderson Decision Split Decision 3
09/06/2008 Win Matt Hamill UFC 88: Breakthrough TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 3 0:39
04/19/2008 Win Travis Lutter UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 3:01
10/20/2007 Loss Anderson Silva UFC 77 Hostile Territory TKO/RSC 2 1:07 Title Fight
06/16/2007 Win Yushin Okami UFC 72: Victory Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/03/2007 Win Jason Macdonald UFC 68: The Uprising TKO/RSC Corner Stoppage 2 5:00
10/14/2006 Loss Anderson Silva UFC 64: Unstoppable TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 2:59 Title Fight
03/04/2006 Win David Loiseau UFC 58: USA vs. Canada Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
11/19/2005 Win Nate Quarry UFC 56: Full Force KO 1 2:34 Title Fight
06/04/2005 Win Evan Tanner UFC 53: Heavy Hitters TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 4 3:45 Title Fight
04/09/2005 Win Ken Shamrock UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Finale TKO/RSC 1 2:44
NSF 12/11/2004 Win Curtis Stout Superbrawl 38 Submission Punches 2 1:28
10/22/2004 Win Jorge Rivera UFC 50: The War of '04 Submission Arm Bar 3 4:28
NSF 07/14/2004 Win Ralph Dillon Alaska Fighting Championship 1 Submission Leylock 1 2:55
NSF 04/16/2004 Win Leo Sylvest Superbrawl 35 Submission Strikes 1 1:13
NSF 12/31/2003 Loss Lyoto Machida Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 TKO/RSC Punches 2 1:03
09/26/2003 Win Edwin Dewees UFC 44: Undisputed TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:35
NSF 07/19/2003 Win Roberto Ramirez Battleground 1: War Cry KO Punch 1
NSF 04/25/2003 Win Evan Tanner UFC 42: Sudden Impact TKO/RSC Strikes 1 2:20
NSF 09/17/2002 Win Antony Rea Universal Combat Challenge: Eruption in Hawaii KO 1 2:46
NSF 06/15/2002 Win Yan Pellerin Universal Combat Challenge 10: Battle for the Belts 2002 Submission Arm Bar 1 3:12
NSF 11/03/2001 Win Marvin Eastman World Fighting Alliance 1 Submission Arm Bar 1
NSF 08/25/2001 Win Dennis Reed Extreme Challenge Trials: August 2001 Submission Strikes 1 1:38
NSF 07/13/2001 Win Chris Seifert Extreme Challenge 41 Submission Punches 2 1:45
NSF 03/17/2001 Win Travis Fulton Rings USA: Battle of Champions TKO/RSC Didn't Answer the bell for Round 2 1 5:00
NSF 01/13/2001 TBD Aaron Brink International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 11 1
NSF 06/29/2000 Win Dennis Reed Extreme Challenge 35 Submission Arm Bar 1 1:56
NSF 05/13/2000 Win Gary Myers World Extreme Fighting 9: World Class KO Kick 3
NSF 03/25/2000 Win Rob Smith Extreme Challenge 31 Submission Strikes 1 2:30
NSF 06/19/1999 Win Michael Martin World Extreme Fighting 6 KO Round house Kick to the Head 1

Rich Franklin's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 10/04/1999 Win Eugene Pinault Extreme Challenge Trials: October 1999 Submission Strikes 1 1:27
NSF 06/25/1999 Loss Mike McCormick Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota 2 TKO/RSC Injury 1 1:07
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


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